Monday, July 23, 2007

Liberty Bowl

Dec. 29, 2007

Prediction: Florida vs. Southern Mississippi

SEC no. 6 vs. C-USA no. 1


How does a team go from winning the national championship to playing in the Liberty Bowl, you say? By returning only eight starters and playing a killer schedule, that's how. Head coach Urban Meyer will, no doubt, get the most from his players. But the amount of turnover the Gators had in one year is too much to overcome. Beating South Carolina and Kentucky on their home turf will be a tough task for the Gators in 2007.

Southern Mississippi is poised to become perhaps the best team ever in the history of Conference USA. The Golden Eagles proved their mettle in a romp over Ohio in last year's GMAC Bowl and will take it a step higher this year. Running back Daimon Fletcher had nearly 1,400 yards rushing as a freshman, but everyone will be gunning to stop him this year. That's okay because the return of senior quarterback Jeremy Young will hopefully take some pressure off Fletcher. And the potent defense that returns eight starters from a year ago isn't too shabby either.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really? Florida is going to finish behind Kentucky? Could you tell me the last time this has happened.. must be before 1989 right?